Published On : Tue, Dec 1st, 2015

HQ Command, IAF cleans Futala in a display of emotional ownership

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Air Marshal Jagjeet Singh VSM ADC, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, Nagpur and Air Vice Marshal Praveen Bhatt VSM SAASO, MC, IAF guiding the efforts of Air warriors of HQ MC, during Clean Futala drive on 01 Dec 2015.

Air Marshal Jagjeet Singh VSM ADC, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, Nagpur and Air Vice Marshal Praveen Bhatt VSM SAASO, MC, IAF guiding the efforts of Air warriors of HQ MC, during Clean Futala drive on 01 Dec 2015.


Nagpur:
Headquarters Maintenance Command, IAF conducted cleaning of the Lake, pavement and bund of Futala en-mass on 01 Dec 2015. Air Marshal Jagjeet Singh VSM ADC, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, Nagpur personally spearheaded the cleaning operation. All the air warriors enthusiastically and systematically cleaned the area which was littered after festive season.

It may be recalled that HQ Maintenance Command, IAF has been drawing attention of Nagpurians and Civic authorities towards saving the existence of the Futala Lake. While civic authorities had taken a number of steps to ensure immersion of idols in artificial ponds, the requirements at Futala appeared to be much more.

Part of the huge detritus taken out from Futala Lake by the Air Warriors of HQ MC, IAF during Clean Futala drive on 01 Dec 2015.

Part of the huge detritus taken out from Futala Lake by the Air Warriors of HQ MC, IAF during Clean Futala drive on 01 Dec 2015.

Air Marshal Jagjeet Singh VSM ADC, emphasised that Immediate action, change of habits and self discipline is the need of the hour. While Air Vice Marshal Praveen Bhatt VSM SAASO, MC, IAF said that involvement of all citizens and authorities in unison can only bring about a change in the status of the waters of Futala.

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Sheer determination by Air Warriors of HQ MC, IAF during Clean Futala drive on 01 Dec 2015.

Sheer determination by Air Warriors of HQ MC, IAF during Clean Futala drive on 01 Dec 2015.

Defence PRO Wg Cdr Samir S Gangakhedkar intimated that cleaning of Futala Lake was carried out with a missionary zeal and military approach by all present.

Air warriors assessing Futala Lake before commencement of Cleaning Futala.

Air warriors assessing Futala Lake before commencement of Cleaning Futala.

 

Air Warriors of HQ MC, IAF in action during Clean Futala drive on 01 Dec 2015

Air Warriors of HQ MC, IAF in action during Clean Futala drive on 01 Dec 2015

 

A view of the mess which is destroying Futala.

A view of the mess which is destroying Futala.

 

Air Warriors in action during clean Futala Lake drive on 01 Dec 2015

Air Warriors in action during clean Futala Lake drive on 01 Dec 2015

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